MSSU African Art Exibit : The MSSU African Art collection features a variety of authentic works of art from various tribes located throughout Central Africa. The objects in the collection range from mundane day to day grooming tools to ritualistic masks and statues.
Congo Style Mask
Object Name:
Mask, Dance, Congo
Other Name:
Mask, Face, Songye Style
Place of Origin:
Congo, Africa
Aboriginal Indigenous Art.

Mask possesses some characteristics that allude to a Songye origion, or style. Some research needed.
Elongated wooden face mask, with square—shaped eyes, slit and pierced at the bottom, in large deep orbits. Long rectangular—shaped nose, extending to the top of head. Square—shaped mouth with circular pierced opening in the center and X—shaped grooves. Criss—cross and half circle shaped grooves cover entire rest of facial area. Course bristle like beard, woven around entire jawline and bottom half of mask. Dark brown patina covering entire facial area.
Guy Mace Collection, (Turblex Company)
Wood W/Patina and Raffia
Ritually Used
Carving / Weaving / Painting
Art Department, Missouri Southern State University
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